Today, administrators, educators, and clinicians face a double challenge as they work to guide students toward graduation. The growing mental health crisis in America and a shortage of available providers means that meeting the ever-growing needs for comprehensive therapeutic intervention, especially for children and teens, has become an obstacle schools must face.
According to Mental Health America, over 1 in 10 youth in the U.S. are experiencing depression that is severely impairing their ability to function at school or work, at home, with family, or in their social life.¹ As the numbers rise surrounding the mental health challenges our young people face, it’s clear schools, districts, and educators will be more closely involved helping struggling students weather the storm.
One powerful way educators and providers can step in to help meet that need is by establishing a holistic behavioral and mental health program in their school, agency, or private therapy practice. Download our eBook: 5 Steps for Creating a Holistic Mental Health Program.
Source: ¹Mental Health America, 2023.